June 10, 2019 — The 1Vision Sports and Entertainment Family is proud to announce that North Billerica, Massachusetts native Ross Olsson has joined the 1VSE family ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 professional hockey season.
Olsson, a 6’4”, 216-lbs forward signed with the Worcester Railers of the ECHL, joined the 1VSE family following a successful jump from his record-setting career with Endicott College (NCAA Division III) to professional hockey this spring. At the culmination of his senior year season at Endicott, the 24-year-old forward signed an amateur try-out deal with the ECHL’s Railers — and thanks to an impressive seven-game stint, during which Olsson recorded four points and picked up 16 PIM, he picked up a one -year deal to return to Worcester for the upcoming season.
The Massachusetts native didn’t take a traditional path to the pros, but has a story littered with impressive figures and accolades. After spending three years in the USHL, he took his services first to the NAHL and then the USPHL before experiencing a tremendous career bounce-back with Endicott’s men’s hockey team from 2015 to 2019. He put up a cumulative 134 points in 94 games, leading the school’s hockey program in all-time points (134) and assists (79) while finishing his four years with the school’s third-highest career goal total (55) and second-highest career PIM total (180).
Off the ice, Olsson showed tremendous initiative in the classroom, as well. He was a Commonwealth Coast Conference Academic All-Conference player for three consecutive years (2017, 2018, and 2019), an ACHA All-American Scholar in 2018, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management while maintaining his impressively consistent scoring pace for the hockey program. He interned with TSG Sports Group in the summer of 2016 and spent time volunteering for both the Miracle League and Habitat For Humanity, making the Dean’s List in Spring 2016 and earning a Joe Concannon Award Semifinalist nod in 2017.
Olsson’s seamless transition from NCAA Division III to the ECHL paves the way for an exciting hockey career moving forward, and 1VSE is thrilled to bring him on board to work with the company moving forward.
1Vision Sports & Entertainment proudly congratulates the company’s Co-CEO, Patrick Bedell, on earning his Juris Doctor degree from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. The accomplishment was commemorated at a graduation ceremony on May 20th, 2019.
Prior to law school, Patrick graduated Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a minor in Business.
“It has been an absolutely incredible journey towards this moment,” Bedell said. “I couldn’t have done it without my friends and family and honestly they deserve congratulations just as much as I do.”
In high school, Patrick created a plan for the future and identified his goals to achieve that plan. His law degree was one of the major steps along the way. “It was not easy, but I am an incredibly committed person to things I am passionate about, I was going to do whatever I needed to do to get this done,” said Bedell.
While working toward his JD, and prior, Patrick developed a vast amount of professional experience. He worked for several hockey organizations prior to attending law school in roles ranging from scout to color commentator. He then went to work at a sports agency where he spent three years representing athletes and learning the ins and outs of the industry. Along the way, he worked as the assistant marketing director for the Nassau County Parks Department, then in several legal roles in the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. He also spent time as a writer and reporter for a Los Angeles-based popular-culture magazine.
“I never pass up an opportunity” Bedell said. “I feel like it helped me to be a well-rounded human being, and ultimately allowed me to be ready for the opportunity of starting 1Vision with Jake.”
Aside from finishing his undergraduate degree a semester early, Patrick has been in school for most of his life. Though he always was involved in many outside activities while in school, he is excited to transition to his next chapter.
“It is going to be different, for sure, but my love of what we have done and what we are continuing to do at 1Vision makes the transition really exciting.” Bedell said. “It has always been my dream to be able to help athletes and entertainers the way that we do, and I couldn’t ask for better people to do it with.”
“I am excited to wake up every single day and make a difference doing something I am so passionate about. I just know the future is so bright.”